Release date:May 14, 2004
MPAA Rating:R (for language and brief sexuality)
Screenwriters:Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, Sergio Guerrero
Starring:Maureen Flannigan, John Getz, Eduardo Palomo, Caroline Aaron, Yareli Arizmendi
One morning, California wakes up to find that one third of its population has disappeared. A strange thick pink fog surrouncs the state and communication outside its boundaries is completely cut off. As the day goes by, we discover that the characteristic that links the 14 million disappeared is their Hispanic background. The economic, political and social implications of this disaster threaten the state's way of life. Suddenly disrupted are the lives of Mary Jo Quintana (Flannigan), teacher and housewife; Senator Abercrombie (Getz), hastily promoted to Govenror; Louise McClaire (Watson), ranch owner and agribusiness rep; and Lila Rodriguez (Arizmendi), reporter and apparently the only Latina left behind. For all of them, the cracks in their private lives are forced wide open. As time goes by, the State continues to deteriorate - garbage has taken over the streets and a mood of desperation pervades as the citizens watch the infrastructure start to crumble.